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Photographed by Takahiro Ogawa at Factory Downtown; Styled by Shibon Kennedy; Hair by Deborah Brider at Factory Downtown; Makeup by Allie Smith at Sarah Laird; Nails by Angela Marinescu at Factory Downtown; Modeled by Olivia Burgess at MSA Models; Fashion Assistance by Milton Dixon
Skin Is In
A dewy, fresh-faced complexion may be your go-to on days when you've had it with makeup. But when you see what just small touches of color can do to the look, we're willing to bet it gets your heart fluttering a bit.
To achieve this dewy complexion, get greedy with your facial oil. Apply a generous amount (your skin probably needs more than you think) before your base makeup, then blot off any excess that doesn't fully absorb into the skin.
To keep this look feeling soft and new, forgo any base shadow, liner, or heavy mascara. Instead, use a brush to apply a bright- or pastel-blue shadow to just the inner corner of each eye socket, slightly above the inner corner of the eye. You can make this as soft or diffused as you'd like by either blending the color out or by concentrating the pigment in one spot.
Next, give your dewy face an equally shiny lip. We used Clinique Pop Oil in Poppy Glow, a coral-tinted oil you can apply to both your lips and your cheeks.
When you're done, your skin's glowy, your makeup's on point. That's what we call a win-win in the beauty department.
Model wearing H&M top, Tibi dress and Miansai Earrings.
A New Classic
There are approximately eight billion ways to wear a smoky eye. (That's a scientific fact, people.) So it was only natural we decided to see what a pop of color could add to this trusty favorite.
To start off this smoke show, use brown eyeliner to shade in each lid, extending the color outward to line up with the tail end of your brow. This acts as a primer, creates a more even distribution of color, and guides the overall shape, says Smith. For a soft, diffused effect, follow up by dusting a matching powder shadow over the area, blending and buffing with a brush.